• Flynn Center representative, Jonathan Ó Néill, invited to the Consul General of Ireland, Austin
    Flynn Center representative, Jonathan Ó Néill, invited to the Consul General of Ireland, Austin

    Ó Néill was invited to Austin, Texas to meet An Taoiseach (Prime Minsiter of Ireland) Leo Varadkar, TD, who was in Austin as part of Ireland's traditional delegation to the U.S. around St. Patrick's Day.

  • University of St. Thomas Irish Gala Celebrates Irish Religious Throughout Texas
    University of St. Thomas Irish Gala Celebrates Irish Religious Throughout Texas

    The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies raised nearly $300,000 for the Irish Studies Program while celebrating Irish Religious Throughout Texas at their annual Irish Gala.

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  • Center for Irish Studies Welcomes Visiting Student
    Center for Irish Studies Welcomes Visiting Student

    The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas (UST) sponsored a visiting student for the 2017-2018 academic year

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  • Center Appoints Irish Language Scholar
    Center Appoints Irish Language Scholar

    The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has appointed Jonathan O’Neill, MA as an Irish Studies scholar. Originally from Counties Galway and Clare in Ireland, O’Neill joins the Center from the University of Limerick.

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  • Study Abroad
    Study Abroad

    Explore the coasts of Ireland and Northern Ireland on study abroad with the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies. Ride a bike on the windswept rocky coasts, and recall the Irish blessing, “May the road rise to meet you.”

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Irish Student Life

Irish Student Life  

Join the Irish Club, take Irish language courses, study abroad in Ireland and Northern Ireland or earn a Minor or Master of Liberal Arts graduate concentration in Irish Studies.

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Support the Center

Support the Center  

The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies is one of a kind in the Southwest. Learn how to get involved with the Center. 

 

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Events & Lectures

Events & Lectures  

The Center sponsors lectures and cultural events, such as St. Patrick’s Day, storytellers and lively concerts.
 

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Fall 2018 Irish Studies Courses
The Flynn Center for Irish Studies is offering scholarships of $750 to the first 10 students who sign up and qualify for scholarships for each of the following fall 2018 courses. A student may be eligible for more than one scholarship (if one signs up for more than one).

Before completing the application, review the qualifications for students who are interested in applying.

 
Elementary Irish I
  • Taught by Prof. Jonathan O’Neill
  • MW 12:10-1:25 pm
  • IRST 1331
 
Elementary Irish II
  • Taught by Prof. Jonathan O’Neill
  • MW 3:10-4:25 pm
  • IRST 1332
 
Transformative Women in Irish History and Politics
  • Taught by Prof. Lori M. Gallagher
  • Th 5:30-8:15 pm
  • IRST 4393/MLIRS 6393
  • Cross-listed with: HIST 4393/MLHIS 6393; INST 4393/MLINS 6393
 
Irish Mythology and Folklore
  • Taught by Prof. Jonathan O’Neill
  • TTh 9:35-10:50 am
  • IRST 4393
  • Cross-listed with: ENGL 4393
 
 

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News at the Center
Center for Irish Studies Welcomes Visiting Student from Northern Ireland
The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas (UST) sponsored a visiting student for the 2017-2018 academic year.

University of St. Thomas Irish Gala Celebrates Irish Religious Throughout Texas
More than 300 friends of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies attended the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 3 at The Houstonian Hotel. The theme for this year’s Gala was “Celebrating Irish Religious Throughout Texas.” This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Center for Irish Studies.

Gala Celebrates Ireland with Special Tribute to William J. Flynn
Over 300 friends of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies attended the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 4 at The Houstonian Hotel for a Gala “Celebrating Ireland through its People.” The Gala paid special tribute to William J. Flynn, the Center’s namesake, for his tireless commitment to the peace process in Ireland. 

William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas Appoints Irish Language Scholar
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has appointed Jonathan O’Neill, MA as an Irish Studies scholar. Originally from Counties Galway and Clare in Ireland, O’Neill joins the Center from the University of Limerick. His extensive teaching background includes coursework in beginner, intermediate and advanced Irish Language as well as course instruction on Irish literature and culture. 

Center for Irish Studies Center for Irish Studies
Center for Irish Studies
The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston is the only Irish Studies academic program in the Southwest. The Center serves as a focal point for the study and appreciation of Irish and Northern Irish history, literature, politics, law, language, music, art, drama, culture and society.
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University of St. Thomas
William J. Flynn
Center for Irish Studies
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

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Center for Irish Studies
4206 Yoakum Blvd. 
Houston, Texas 77006
     
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Toll Free: 800-856-8565
Fax: 713-525-3866
     
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